From the Official www.TomCruise.com:
At TomCruise.com, we added some striking black-and-white photos of Tom Cruise with the filmmakers he has worked with throughout his acting career to the picture gallery. Today, we focus on Michael Mann, the director behind the action-packed crime thriller ‘Collateral,’ starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.
Michael Mann earned a graduate degree from the London Film School and got his film career started in the late 1970s, writing for TV shows “Starsky and Hutch” and “Police Story.” During the early 1980s, he directed several films, including ‘Thief’ and ‘The Keep,’ before creating the smash TV hit “Miami Vice.” After many years in television, Mann returned to feature films, directing box office hits and award winners like ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ ‘Heat,’ ‘The Insider,’ and ‘Ali.’ Recently, he directed a movie version of ‘Miami Vice,’ as well as ‘Public Enemies’ starring Johnny Depp.
For ‘Collateral,’ Mann used high definition cameras to film many of the movie’s scenes, making it the first major motion picture to be shot in Viper FilmStream HD. This meant that many of the movie’s scenes could be shot in low light without having to set up lighting in order to get a particular shot. As a result, the nighttime scenes around Los Angeles show a lot of depth and detail, such as clear views of the L.A. skyline.
Find out filming locations, or watch a video clip from the movie at the Tom Cruise timeline!
Fun Film Facts:
Actor Jason Statham has a cameo at the beginning of ‘Collateral‘ when Vincent (Cruise) arrives in L.A. He’s the guy Tom Cruise bumps into and asks if he’s alright before switching suitcases.